Depressing news. According to these stats. it is estimated that 55.5% of male infants had a circumcision in 2009. I calculated this by cutting in half the total 2009 births of 4,136,000 to 2,068,000. Then I divided the estimated circ. rate of 1,147,700 by 2,068,000 which equals the 55.5% rate of circ. for infant males. However, the total rate is higher because remember, many boys older than infant age are circumcised in the USA for a variety of reasons, most likely by doctors who recommend circ. for a medical diagnosis of phimosis or as a cure to prevent urinary tract infections. Us Intactivists and children's rights activists must work harder to spread the message of harm caused by prepuce amputations on infants and little boys. One major way is to continue to end Medicaid funding of routine infant circumcision in our nations hospitals. Thirty-two states still fund routine circ. via our nations Medicaid funds.... What a disgrace!
Edited by Dev - 8/23/11 at 5:38pm